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Bridgestone changes F1 tyre policy 30th June 2009, 23:36

Bridgestone has announced its tyre allocations for the four rounds of the championship from Hungary to Italy. After much criticism from the drivers, notably Fernando Alonso, it has ceased its practice of bringing tyres two stages apart on its performance spectrum. As last year, Hungaroring and Valencia will be tackled with its softest tyres. But […]

Wimbledon?s roof, F1 and television

There?s no escaping the Wimbledon tennis tournament here in Britain. Last night F1 broadcasters BBC attracted 12.6m viewers as British hopeful Andy Murray scraped through to the next round after a four-hour match that lasted well into the evening. But there has been criticism of the decision to keep the match going under Wimbledon?s new […]

Found on a wall: the first Grand Prix

I was on my way to a restaurant in London the other day when I came across a striking building I hadn?t seen before. But the beaming face of a character whose body appeared to be made out of tyres and letters spelling out the word ??Bibendum? made it unmistakeably clear this was an old […]

F1 car and driver highlights at the 2009 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Formula 1 cars from at least 14 different constructors will be demonstrated at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. They include a special tribute to Williams, Lewis Hamilton in one of Ayrton Senna’s old McLarens, the largest collection of Silver Arrows and, of course, plenty of modern F1 cars. Here’s a run-down of the […]

F1 links: FOTA wants F1 back in the USA

Not the biggest day for F1 news – but some good news for American followers: The Chairman replying to the fans Luca di Montezemolo has got good news for F1 fans in America: "As far as the tracks are concerned where the races are held, the historical ones have always had a great fascination; for […]